HEADSUP: pcre security announcement
Wed Sep 7 13:04:00 GMT 2005
On Sep 7 08:47, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Sep 2005, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > First a question to the maintainers in general:
> > There's a dependency in pcre's setup.hint which pulls in the old libpcre
> > which I created ages ago and which lacks versioning support. I just
> > checked and we don't have any package left which requires the old
> > libpcre.
> > Shouldn't we finally pull this crap from the distro?
> I'd definitely remove it from pcre's setup.hint, but leave it in the
> obsolete category, as there may be self-compiled binaries depending on it.
Sounds like a plan.
> > On Sep 6 16:51, Yaakov S wrote:
> > > Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > > > Two weeks and no response. Unfortunately we have this security
> > > > issue and also a couple of packages relying on libpcre. So we would
> > > > need either a quick response from Ronald or somebody willing to take
> > > > over the package fairly quickly.
> > > >
> > > > Anybody, please?
> > >
> > > Here you go. Since a lot of key programs (i.e. grep) depend on this,
> > > please test and make sure that this doesn't break anything.
> > First of all, many many thank for taking over. This is definitely
> > worth a gold star. IIIIGOOOOR!
> Huh, did I miss something? ;-)
> BTW, should Alan Hourihane get a few as well?
Er... didn't he get them already?
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